Table 1

Summary of studies reporting comorbidities with arthritis.

Comorbidity Study

Study Quality Score/8

Asthma

(%)

CVD

(%)

Diabetes

(%)

Dyslipidemia

(%)

Hypertension

(%)

Malignancy

(%)

Mental problem/

depression#

(%)

Osteoporosis

(%)


Arthritis


Hill et al, 2006 [29] ≥ 55 yrs n = 2,054 self-report of doctor diagnosed arthritis (prevalence 43.9%) and mental health condition

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

13.1

-

NHS 2004–05 [2] ≥ 65 yrs n = 3,212 self-report of all conditions (prevalence arthritis 49.4%)

7

12.1

21.5

14.1

-

-

6.9

8.8

-

O'Halloran et al, 2003 [42] ≥ 65 yrs n = 2,976 GP encounters (OAa prevalence 20.9%)

5

-

18.7 (IHDa)

13.9

18.7

50.8

-

12.9#

11.5


Hill et al, 2006 [29] ≥ 18 yrs n = 7,473 self-report of doctor diagnosed arthritis (prevalence 18.3%) and mental health condition

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

14.9

-

NHS 2004–05 [2] ≥ 25 yrs n = 17,202 self-report of all conditions (prevalence of arthritis 22.8%)

7

13.2

12.7b

9.3b

-

-

5.0

13.3

-

Waghorn et al, 2006 [35] 15–64 yrs n = 37,580 self-report 1998 SDACc (prevalence arthritis 9.2%)

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

6.0d

-


-, not reported; #, depression only;a OA, osteoarthritis; IHD, ischaemic heart disease; b ≥ 45 years, data for 25 years and over were reported to have a high standard error and were deemed to be used with caution2; c SDAC; ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers; d depression and anxiety.

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